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Epsilon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.epsilonrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (831) 655-8108
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday & Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Petros
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Petros (831) 917-8108

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Also City Parking garage is available 2 minutes from the Restaurant.
A word from Epsilon
Epsilon Restaurant is serendipitously located in downtown Monterey. For the past 22 years Owner/Chef Petros has been incorporating his mother’s authentic recipes to create a variety of succulent dishes.
You owe it to yourself to try this healthy and nutritiously delicious cuisine. It is our pleasure to invite you to experience this jewel of Monterey and sample our beautiful and tastefully unique Greek cooking.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Authentic Greek food full of flavor! Generous portions. Service was very good. Definitely would return for another meal if in Monterey again!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant with a group of business associates - we were looking for a casual dining experience after a hard day of work. Epsilon does not disappoint. The service was excellent and the waiter was very knowledgable. The food was delicious, and the recommended Greek wine we had with was perfect."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Driving up from LA and wanted something not touristy. I had salmon, and my husband had the lamb shanks. Both were delicious. We also had the the Olympic Torch - flaming cheese. It was fabulous as well. Highly recommend. The prices were reasonable, and the service was friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We've been to Epsilon for birthday dinners in the past and they are always great. We've brought our own dessert the past few times and they have been more than happy to cut and serve the cake/cupcakes. Everyone is always so friendly and helpful. We have always left feeling like were part of a family here."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Epsilon is an excellent restaurant. Very good selection of Greek entrees. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our food ranging from vegetarian to meat dishes. Service was outstanding as well."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed the meal, the attentive service, a few new ways the chef prepares our Greek favorites! A pleasurable dining experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have never found another place that matches the authenticity of the food here. I did not mark it as kid-friendly because they do not have a kid's menu; however, the staff was more than willing to make recommendations that kids may like as well as make adjustments to their dishes if necessary. The restaurant is very open and may become loud when crowded. My family and I went early in the evening, so we had the place to ourselves. The main crowd starts to arrive around 7:00 pm. Every time I visit Monterey, CA I eat dinner at Epsilon! I used to live in Monterey and ate dinner at Epsilon on a regular basis."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, the service super with great attention to details and knowledge of how to best work with a large happy group!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Family owned time tested recipes from the old country. Generous portions, reasonable prices, absolutely delicious food in a friendly atmosphere! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Pretty good Greek food for such a small market... Owner and son cares about customers Lemon soup excellent and gyros were also very tasty. Home made pita bread :excellent . "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My gluten-free son & I enjoyed a perfect lamb meal with rice & veggies. The waiter was so accommodating and friendly! If I lived closer, I would eat there regularly! The food was divine!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "authentic greek food, family atmosphere but good for romantic too. really accommodated my kids!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This place needs some serious work in terms of decor. And, the food was similarly "monochromatic", lacking in depth and any distinction."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "this is a great Greek restaurant close to the wharf and the downtown area. It's small and full of tables and busy... all good signs of a great find. It was a little hard to talk, but that was okay. The food and staff more than made up for it and I would recommend it."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The service was spectacular, right from the greeting at the front door though the good-bye at the end of the end of the evening. And the food was really fantastic. My wife had the gyros (enough for two or three) and I had the tenderloin beef shishkebob which melted in my mouth. The rice with a hint of cinnamon and raisins was a unique but wonderful surprise. I cannot wait to go back the next time we visit Monterey."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We found Epsilon online and wanted to eat in downtown after many years visiting Pacific Grove. Epsilon was a pleasant surprise with good service and wonderful food. It's just one block off the old main street of Monterey and is family owned. The food was excellent and they have a number of small plate appetizers."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Food and service was fastastic. Even if you've never had Greek food before, the wait staff is more than ready to help you in selecting the perfect meal. Definitely will be going back!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My husband and I consider this our favorite returant..its amazing..hidden in old town..a gem. You are greeted with welcoming smiles and open arms the service IS wonder fuel the waiters and waitresses are very good and making u feel taken care of. The food is out of this world..I recommend their combo plate everything on it is mouth watering food. We have dates there because. The ambiance is perfect for for a romantic dinner..we have sat in the front window a few times it is the most intiment spot. LOVE this place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good Greek meal with full flavors and generous portions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First 'Greek' restaurant dining experience. This is a family owned restaurant. Enjoyed meeting the owner who made some nice menu recommendations for us to try. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed the restaurant was neat and clean. No loud music to keep us from having a nice conversation. Seemed like a lot of the other diners were returning customers."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Epsilon has be the special occasion restaurant for my wife and me for years. Downtown Monterey, short walk to Osio theater, wharf, shops. Dress is casual. Service is excellent but unobtrusive. Chris, our server last week knows the menu and wine list well, can be relied on for a good suggestion if you are not familiar with Greek food. On pleasant days there are two sidewalk bistro tables. Quiet enough to hear you dining partner without straining. Go. Eat. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Succulent Greek dishes; order an appetizer & share an entrée, leave room for desert to round out a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants in Monterey. Delicious food, Greek specialties (of course), generous portions. Good service, friendly staff. The owner always makes us feel special for allowing him to host us."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The place is quite expensive however the food there is only OK. The kitchen is authentic, but it's not a restaurant food, it's more like workers cafeteria. The dishes come with huge portion of rice and beans so you'll feel your stomach, but it's so-so on the quality. The service is bad. We ordered several dishes and appetizers and on of the many we didn't like. The calamari were deep fried, and we couldn't eat them, but when I said it to the waiter he reacted as if they doesn't understand me and asked if someone else (not the person who ordered it) would like to box it!! No compensation, coffee, exchange - nothing! However the price would be similar to a good quality restaurant!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Big quantities. Food ok. cold peas even if they are served this wY in greece not a fan same on cold beans.Salads very very acidic- don't order. Dissapointed. Should have stayed in Carmel and returned to Demeter cafe on ocean. No reason to return here or recommend to try. Service good,"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Nice, airy decor and pleasant service. We went during a weekday, and enjoyed a nice quiet dinner after a long day's work."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "I've been travelling to Greece many times in my life and my neighbour owns a Greek restaurant so I know how Greek food has to be. They had a good Greek salad prior to the entree. Unfortunately some parts of the entrees were almost cold on every plate of our group. Moreover the Gyros was rather like Kebap meat, as it consisted of really thin slices instead of cubed meat, but it was tasty anyway. The other components of my mixed plate were quite good, except of the Greek rice. None of our entire group (6 people) liked it and it had nothing to do with Greek rice. No Greek would ever put cinnamon at his/her rice, and it was awful as it was also salted and the combination of spaced made it rather tasting like a salty desert."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "A friend and I had a great dinner at Epsilon the other evening. The staff was very attentive without being overbearing. All of the food was amazing and the portions are very generous. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys Middle-Eastern food, or food in general."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "We love Greek food and were hoping for a wonderful experience. The restaurant is small and the wait staff are attentive. However, the food is just not that great. I had the lamb kabobs, which in my mind are a classic Greek dish, and the meat was tough and done from rare to medium, when I asked for medium rare. The rest of the meal was pretty unremarkable. We did not try dessert."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Epsilon has wonderful food. Authentic Greek! Good service and good location. We stayed for a couple of hours.....laughing and chatting, and were never pressured to leave! It is an excellent restaurant. I've been many times over many years!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "I've walked by this restaurant numerous times and finally decided to try it. It's small and intimate - good for date night or a relaxing evening with a friend. My friend and I both had the spanakopita and it was good enough to make a meal in itself. My kabobs were cooked just right and flavored well. Tasty sides, too. Our waitress forgot our bread until halfway through our meal and was not appropriately attentive throughout. Perhaps understaffing was the issue. In any case, will give this restaurant another try at some point because everyone deserves a second chance and the food is good."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Excellent food and outstanding service for 12 seniors asking for separate checks... We were celebrating a birthday and they adorned the table and gave the birthday diner a delightful complementary dessert."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "If you love Greek food, you'll enjoy this restaurant whose food if very down home Greek."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The best part of this meal was the dip they served with the bread - garlicky and amazing. I ordered the Greek salad and calamari for dinner which is just what I was craving. The salad was great. The calamari was different than anything I have had before - it was almost fried like a wonton - but it was good."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "The food was decent, the servers were nice but rushed us to make a menu choice. The restaurant decor is way out of date with plastic flowers hanging from the ceiling. Time for an update to the decorations."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "The lamb Kabob was great, but the combination platter was disappointing. It looked like the non-grilled items were all a few days old, so all 4 of us just had the kabob and hardly anything else. They give you a huge plate of not so great side dishes."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "Friendly service, good food, very pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "We visited Monterey recently from San Diego and found this wonderful restaurant that serves very good Greek food. The service was excellent, the staff friendly and the menu is great. Our friend had lamb which was the best he ever had. I had the salmon which was delicious. The rice was also very unique and delicious. We look forward to returning to this gem in downtown Monterey."
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "We had a lovely and delicious meal at Epsilon. Good food and lots of it! Wonderful staff and service!"
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "We made a visit to Monterey and Yelped some good eats. Epsilon had some good reviews, so we thought we'd check it out. Simply amazing. Despite no one being near the door just as we were about to walk in, someone saw us and rushed over to welcome us in with a smile. Window seat, informative and funny waiter, food to satisfy every corner of your stomach. All in all the dinner set us back $50. Pretty reasonable considering the size of the salad, the entrée, the baklava, the coffee- we had leftovers for the next day. Next time we're down there, we'll definitely be stopping in."
    Dined on 7/27/2013